Hecklers galore. Evolution is real science??? God is defended and the gospel is preached. Praise the Lord! Topics: Leicester Square, Open Air Preaching, Sin, Righteousness, Judgment, Law, Grace, Gospel, Evangelism,...
One year ago today, Hurricane Ike hit our area. Storms disrupt your life and are unsettling. There are hurts that come from a storm that linger for a long time. Storms have their unique vocabulary: Strain, stressed, pressed reduced, devastated, drained, demolished, overwhelmed, total loss. In our scripture text, Jesus tried to teach the disciples by using a storm. Most of our problems are not the result of our circumstances, they are the result of our perception of our circumstances and how we... Topics: Storm, Faith, Trust
When working on and project, it is important to know what the finished product will look like. God is still working on each of us and His church. As a church, we need to understand what God wants us to look like. We can understand this by looking to His word. The word of God is a pattern for how the church should look; how each of us should look. By following this pattern, we do not have to wonder if we are in the will of God. By reading and studying the Bible, we can look at the pattern, and... Topics: Prayer, Pattern, Plan, Faith, Maturity
In The Coming Convergence Stanley Schmidt lays out the accelerating technological trends in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science, and how their convergence into new metasciences will bring about dramatic risks and benefits. Topics: nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science
Sometimes in life even good people can get sidelined by certain situations. In our text Jonah had run away from what God had called him to do. Before he knew it he had fled so far away from God that he found himself hiding in the bottom of a ship in the midst of a storm. After being thrown overboard, he is swallowed by the great fish. In that condition, Jonah makes a statement that turned his life around: âYet will I look again toward thy Holy temple.â This caused him to remember Godâs grace... Topics: Another Look, Another Chance
The presentation given by Brendan Hughes at the launch of the Irish Internet Association's (IIA) Social Media Working Group guide to business blogging in Ireland. Topics: social media, blogging, blog, business, ireland, irish, internet, association, iia, brendan, hughes
In our scripture text, Jesus gives instructions to the disciples to go forth and teach the world. He assures them that there is a power for them to deal with anything that faces them in their teaching. The Lord said âI will empower you with my spirit so that you can cope with whatever life throws at you.â Jesus was trying to make them understand that there is a power that follows faith. Many people are waiting for a sign before they move, but the Bible tells us that we must step out in faith... Topics: Faith, Power, Empowerment
As the old year draws to a close, it is natural to look back and reflect on the ups and the downs. For many 2008 was full of downs, especially those hardest hit by Hurricane Ike. It is important to look back over the year to inspect and reflect on the events and where we find our selves spiritually. The new year gives us the opportunity to begin anew and to wipe the slate clean. Paul writing to the early church, indicates that we can âforget [â¦] those things which are behind, and reaching... Topics: Reflect, New Year, forget the past, fresh, new beginnings
A strong heart-felt plea for sinners to repent. This is a message that was preached in Leicester Square to the people of London. Topics: Leicester Square, Open Air Preaching, Sin, Righteousness, Judgment, Law, Grace, Gospel, Evangelism,...
A defence of God and the Bible is made in this open-air preach and many questions are asked and answered. There is indeed a God who made this world and the only way to know Him is through Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world. Topics: Leicester Square, Open Air Preaching, Sin, Righteousness, Judgment, Law, Grace, Gospel, Evangelism,...
In every life we know we will experience some turbulence. We donât know how difficult it will be or how long it will be. But we do know that it will not always be smooth sailing. Job was a man who had everything. He was very wealthy. The story of Job is well known: he lost everything. This all happened with out warning. Job had not done anything to anger God, and he was at a loss to understand what was happening to him.. We can read this story and understand it, but Job lived it. He had no... Topics: trials, trouble, hand of God
In today's scripture text, the Psalmist describes that the man who keeps God's word and lives a righteous life, will prosper and benefit from the blessings that a loving God wants to bestow on his children. This simple passage illustrates the importance of the Word of God in our lifes. Bro. Hughes points out that the Bible is not an outdated, old book full of thou shalt nots. It is an instruction manual that is as relevant today as it was 2000 years ago. Scripture Text: Psalms 1:1-3 Title:... Topics: Prospering, Sermon, God's Word, Bible
Our scripture text is a portion of Danielâs prophecy of the impending trouble that his world would experience. Daniel is telling us that there is a knowledge that can keep us through devastating events and troubled times. That knowledge is of God. He said they that KNOW God, not know OF God. It really is WHO you know. The answer to all the turmoil in life is knowing God. That is the only thing that will keep us sane in troubling times is the knowledge that God has His hand on us. Speaker: Mark... Topic: knowing God
This is an open-air message that lasted over an hour and had a number of hecklers, but mainly a Muslim man who had some very persistent questions. The gospel is defended and proclaimed! Praise the Lord. Topics: Leicester Square, Open-Air preaching, Law, Grace, Sin, Righteousness, Judgment., Islam,...
God sent a famine to the land of Israel. No rain, no dew at night, no moisture to allow the plants to grow. This lasted for at least three years. Our scripture text picks up in the midst of this drought. God had been providing for Elijah. In our text, God tells Elijah to seek out the widow woman, and she would provide for him. From her reaction, we can guess that God did not tell the widow that she was to provide for Elijah. Despite the trying times, the widowâs simple act of obedience to the... Topics: Grace, Famine, Enough
Presentation I gave to the Sales Institute of Ireland on making e-business part of your sales strategy - looking back at my time working for http://vhi.ie, http://fbd.ie and http://nononsense.ie. Wednesday 17th February 2010. Discussion held afterwards with Michael Veale of http://buy4now.ie and Shenda Loughnane of http://ican.ie. For more visit http://brendanhughes.ie Topics: e-business, e-commerce, internet, business, ireland
Perhaps the most quoted scripture in the bible, our scripture text is one that many can recite from memory. The 23 Psalm is a source of strength and comfort for many a generation. Bro. Hughes uses this passage to make point. In the opening part of the Psalm, David is talking about God. By the 4th verse he is talking to God. So it is in life. Many of us can talk about God, but at some point, we will run into a situation or a point in our life, that we must talk to Him. Speaker: Mark Hughes... Topic: 23 Psalm
There is no wonder drug that will transform our lives. Life is not found in some magic pill, but it is found by living through the troubles and trials that come. Human nature is to want to know when a particular trial will be over. That knowledge is not always part of Godâs plan. Our scripture text is God talking to Daniel where He explains that the only solution to a trial is to wait to see the outcome. God acknowledges that there will be an end to a trial, and that end is in His hand. We can... Topics: Wait, Endure, Blessed
In our text, Peter sets forth a picture of the believer, the church, and the ministry. He shows us what the nature of the church is, and what the functions of the church should be. He describes The Stone that the builder rejected (Jesus) as being the cornerstone of all that God is doing in the world. Peter equates us to living stones who are built into a spiritual construction. By it self, a stone has little value. But, when assembled together, many stones can be fitted together to make a... Topics: Stones, Lively Stones, Builder, Bridges
There is an effort by the world to de-stabilize spiritual life. There is an effort to question the authenticity and the truth of our faith. The way to combat this is represented in the truth of the life we now enjoy. The evidence is in the blessings in each of our lives. Paul wrote to the church at Colossi who was experiencing the same kind of attack by the Romans. Paul's advice to the first centry church is just as relevant today as it was to the Colossians: Stay in tune with what the word of... Topics: Hope, Gospel
My first demo song! Hooray! This song is about the wonderful game of love, and winning and losing the people you want the most. I think I did pretty good on the lyrics. =) Topic: saturday jag hughes disco retro 70's 60's 80's lovesong fighting games lust alternative pop adult...
We live in a time that it is important to stay tuned to His word and to live in His will. The end time prophecies are unfolding around us, and the Lord can come at any time. Life is cluttered and busy, and it is essential to not lose track of what is important. We need to keep our eyes open and our mind focused on being in the will of God. Life is full of distractions and burdens. People have to face things that they never thought they would have to face. The issues that people are facing today... Topics: Grace, End Times, Strength, Settle
Sometimes you have to play hurt. After injuring his leg while preaching Wednesday evening, Bro. Hughes takes to the pulpit today on crutches to bring a word from God. The scripture text is the familiar story from John about the disciples going fishing and not catching anything. Jesus tells them to cast their net on the right side of the boat. They do, and are almost unable to draw in the net because of the number of fish. There is a right side and a wrong side of life. We cannot violate the... Topics: right side, new direction, wait upon the lord
It is possible to play an instrument and hit all the notes, but not play the music. All the mechanical operations may be correct, but the sound lacks melody and beauty. This same condition can occur our spiritual lives also. Too many are going through the mechanics without having a real connection to God. We need a church that is more than a ritual and a routine. We need a church that understands the music not just the notes. Scripture Text: Acts 2:1-44 Message Title: Acts: Living like that.... Topics: Unity, common goal, music of the spirit, power of Pentecost
The beatitudes are Godâs priorities and laws that if I follow it, it will lead to success in life and the blessings of God being poured out in my life. Godâs laws are not given to restrict my life, they are there to protect me and enhance my life. Blessing and mourning do not seem to go together. How can you be happy and mourn? If you are mourning, how can you be happy? Jesus is not advocating a sour, gloom and doom disposition. He is talking about an attitude. Jesus was saying that if you... Topics: Sensitivity, Spirit, Revival
Bro. Hughes has looked back over the sermons he has preached over the past year, and has noticed some common threads. Initially thinking that he was being repetitive, he began to pray and God revealed that the messages are not being repetitive, there are simply some things that are so important to God, that He wants them repeated to ensure that we get them. Speaker: Mark Hughes Scripture Text: 2 Peter 1:12-14; Philippians 3:1 Title: It is important to Him Running Time: 46 Min 44 Sec... Topics: Important, sanctified, honest, love, faithful
Most people are afraid of the unknown. Human nature is to choose the known path versus facing that which we do not know. Fear is the great neutralizer of life. It will defeat the sprit and will lead to the failure of good men. Our scripture text is from Paulâs letter to Timothy. Timothy was being called to do things for which he felt he was not qualified. His fear keeping him from fulfilling the role and job that God had for him. Paul reminded Timothy that God did not give the sprit of fear.... Topics: Facts, Faith, Fear, Defeat, Success
God chose to leave His place to become like us for our benefit. Why would God want to become like us? He did it so that we would know that someone would understand what we are going trough. There is no place that God will not go, because there is no place that he has not been. In all ways, our Lord has been in situations, had experiences and lived a life that far surpasses all that we experience. He suffered it all so that we would know that there was nothing we could ever do, nothing that we... Topics: like me, Jesus, Savior
The book Song of Solomon is the story of a love affair between a man and a maid. In our text, the maid expresses a concern about the longevity of their relationship. She understood that the biggest threat to their relationship was not the big things in life, but the small things. Very few relationships break up over the major issues in life, but the small things in life that get in the way of peopleâs happiness. This realization should cause us to be on guard for the little things that will... Topic: little things
Unbelief is weak, sick, ailing faith. Unbelief will stop the work of God. A spirit of unbelief will cause a person of faith to fail. The scripture tells us that left unchecked; unbelief will cause us to go away from God. It will cause a person to hang around with others who do not believe. Unbelief will cause a person to question God. It will cause one to question Godâs word. It will cause people to question if God is able. According to Acts, unbelief will cause someone to hate the messenger... Topics: Faith, The Word
Research shows that happiness is subjective. Happiness according to the worldâs definition is determined by what happens to us. If we are healthy, wealthy, wise the world would think we are happy. In reality, happiness is not the product of health, wealth, wisdom. The word of God says that true happiness is found in Him. In our scripture text Jesus is NOT making an observation about life, he is GIVING us a formula that, if we follow it, will result in true happiness. ** NOTE ** Due to an error... Topics: Attitudes, happiness, life
Bro. Hughes uses three readings from the book of Psalms tonight. In all three of these, the writer says that God transported him from where he was to someplace large. If we will let him, God will also transport us to someplace where he can be God. Where he can work in our lives and, if we will let him, he can bless us. Scripture Text: Psalms 118:5; Psalms 18:19; Psalms 31:7-8 Title: A Large Place Running Time: 21 Min 16 Sec Greater Life Church 1655 FM 528 Webster, TX 77598 Sunday School/Bible... Topics: Large Place, Psalms, God, Sermon
In our text, Paul was admonishing the people because they were not where they needed to be with God. Verse 11 calls them slow of hearing. Verse 12 goes on to tell them that they are still learning the first principles, when they should be teaching first principles to others. The word first is used in different ways. First implies an order. Some things must be done first. In other instances, first refers to the rank or value of something. If something is first, it is of high value. It is the... Topics: First Things, Order, Rank, Importance
Peterâs revelation âthou art the Christâ is the foundation of the church. In this letter to the church, Peter is an old man, and he makes the point that anyone can connect to God. He writes to us about the knowledge of the Lord Jesus and encourages us to gain more knowledge of Him. The foundation of this a relationship with God is Faith. To which Peter says we must add virtue, and to virtue knowledge, and to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; and to... Topics: Faith, Virtue, Knowledge, Patience, Temperance, Godliness, Brotherly kindness
We live in a time when we want the reward without the work and sacrifice that is associated with success. In our instant gratification society, we want it now and we want it without a lot of effort. The problem is that life is not always that way. We are all enjoying the benefits of the labor of previous generations. Be it advances in medicine, reliable electricity and water service or even access to information on demand over the Internet, we have all gotten used to having what we want... Topics: sacrifice, blessing, God, sermon
Speaker: Mark Hughes Scripture Text: 1 Peter 2:1-8 Title: It is the value, not the price Running Time: 38 Min 27 Sec ********************************* Greater Life Church 1655 FM 528 Webster, TX 77598 Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:30 AM Sunday Worship: 6:30 PM Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM Topics: Value, price
The concept of luck crosses all religious, cultural, and ethnic lines. Luck is the idea that life has been left to chance and that things that happen in life are random happenings of chance rather than by human interaction. If life is simply a gamble, what chance do we have of winning? In our scripture text, we are introduced to a man who by the standard of the world had been the victim of a case of bad luck. He was blind, and was a beggar in the gate of the city. When he heard that Jesus was... Topics: Luck, Chance
Speaker: Mark Hughes Scripture Text: John 11:1-6 ; John 11:29-34 Title: God Moves With Purpose Running Time: 46 Min 58 Sec ********************************* Greater Life Church 1655 FM 528 Webster, TX 77598 Sunday School/Bible Study: 10:30 AM Sunday Worship: 6:30 PM Wednesday Night Bible Study 7:30 PM Topic: God's Purpose
Night Windows is a project started by Benjamin Hughes. His self- engineered/produced album (Musicassette/Magnetic Memory) was crafted from the perspective of a young man facing a reality far different from the one promised him in his youth. A 26 year-old with a bachelor's degree worth of debt and a series of unrelated day jobs to pay it back, Hughes is a poster boy for the bursted-bubble millennial generation. He sings about being part of a downtrodden blue-collar work force, helping loved... Topics: Ben Hughes, Night Windows, One-Man-Band, Musicassette, Magnetic Memory, 2014, Ryan Buzby, Black Rd...